New York City Budget Analysis

NYC's Budget Visualized

For any city, the spending budget of the local government is a hot topic. In the case of New York City the stakes are a bit higher. It's one of the world's most densely populated cities and operates on just 81 millions dollars. That might sound like a lot of money, but not when you consider that the population of NYC is 8 million. That means each New Yorker gets $10 for the whole year. In New York City, every dollar counts.
Large budgets split up in many directions gets complicated quickly. This data visualization shows how budget dollars are allocated in broad strokes to get a quick handle on the ratio of dollars allocated.

[Source: Chris Whong]

New York City Median Household Income

New York City is famous for having a little bit of everything including professions, from school teachers to CEOs. With digital tools, big data on household income is distilled into a visually engaging format. Check out this visualization to see what the median household income is.

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